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then we heard this screaming. >> just one year after the sandy hook school shooting. a student targeting a member of the faculty opens fire in colorado. the suspect, the motive and the investigation ahead. this has been constant all day, yeah. >> if your teeth are chattering in the northeast, please brace yourself. it's going to get a lot colder. a snowstorm, for some of you
it's there. other parts it's coming. and parts of new york and new england could get 10 inches of snow. >> this is like being a police officer. you're literally going out to do your job every day knowing something could happen to you. >> yeah. that's kanye west comparing his live stage performances, emphasis on performances to being a real police officer in the line of duty. one police chief wrote an open letter to the singer that wept viral. he joins us live on why he thinks kanye wept too far. your "new day" starts right now. we are so grateful to have you with us. a bit of mixed emotion today. it's a brand new day. but we have to start out with the tragedy that happened over the last few hours yesterday
starting with that colorado high school student who is dead. >> another is in critical condition. police say 18-year-old carl pearson took a shotgun into a high school to confront a faculty member. i believe a librarian. he opened fire inside the school, and this is how it unfolded on the local police scanner. >> i'm on the west side of the school. the entrance is by the track. i just -- heavy smoke in here. i don't hear aftershots right now. if the school is locked down, we have a student with an injury in the athletic hallway. shotgun shell on the ground. two shotgun shells on the ground right here. >> be advised. we do have one student down and
they have found shotgun shells. > . >> a 15-year-old girl was shot and wounded. after the gunfire rang out, terrified students ran under the school. pearson turned the gun on himself. casey, the question here, after all of these incidents, is why? why did this person, according to sheriffs offices there, deputies, why did he do it? do we know of a motive? >> investigators are saying there was some sort of dispute between this student, 18-year-old karl pierson and the librarian, the head of the school's debate squad, which pierson was a member of. they are looking at revenge for a potential motive in another
target. as for the 15-year-old girl who was shot, wounded in critical condition in surgery at a local hospital. there's some confusion about why she was shot and so many other students who were in the area were not. officially sheriffs said they believed and were told that she had confronted the gunman. now they are saying that that information may not be correct. it is all part of this ongoing investigation that will continue throughout at least this weekend. the entire high school remains a crime scene, and as of the last word we had. the last briefing late last night from sheriffs, the shooter's body remains at the campus while we are continuing their investigation victor and christ christi. >> we know this is terrifying for parents and students. what are witnesses saying about
what they saw, what they heard? >> they describe a very, very terrifying situation. student after student saying it was really emotional, really scary. they were communicating with family members via text. some students didn't have their phones with them. in many cases family members were not able to find out for quite some time if the students were okay. here's what one student had to say. >> it was pretty scary. there were two shots by my classroom. and then we heard the screaming. and we dove for cover, and our teacher locked the door. and i sat in the middle of my two best friends. we tried to stay calm. >> as terrifying as it was for all of the students and their parents, investigators are saying it's really a tribute to the swift action of police and
the swift a, of school officials that no one else was hurt. christi and victor. >> casey, thank you so much for bringing us the latest. as part of the investigation. police have cornered off the area where pierson lived. they've asked his parents for a plan to carry out a search at pierson's home and at his father's home, two different residents. we know people are advised to stay away from the area. so there's no potential evidence that is disturbed. >> and that's going to be continue through the day and possibly through the weekend. maybe early next week. colorado police say the shooting was in no way connected to the massacre in newtown, connecticut, which happened one year ago today.
a candle lit vigil marked the anniversary. adam lanza killed 26 students and 2 staffers and then killed himself. people in the media asked to give them privacy. don't come to town. and for that reason, we will not report to newtown today. >> if you are looking out the window and see a lot of snow, get ready for me. >> and if you don't see it, it could be on the the way. >> and the brutal cold is coming. we know snow is falling from chicago, new york, buffalo, boston. already got two to three feet on the ground. >> three feet in some cases. >> and that's good news for snowmobi snowmobilers. they like it.
who knew there was a sno mobiling season. >> i thought it was just winter. winter does start -- well, the 21st i think. more snow for some folks. gl good morning, victor and christi. we are tracking the storm system pushing into the east for today. places like chicago will be the first to see the snow. it's going to be a rain event including atlanta. once you get to zk, new york, boston, philly, that's when we start to see a changeover. a little bit of an icy mix and heavy snow in new york and nnk. maybe an icy mix in new york. but it's starting to leave you. but boston is still hanging onto
the snow until monday. chicago, you'll see 2 to 4 inches. grand rapids, 4 to 6, and cleveland could see 3 to 5 inches of snow in the northeast. we could see isolated amounts of 8 to 10 inches. new york, 3 to 6 inches. and then boston, you could look at one to three inches of snow inside the city. not only the snow, but the winds will be a huge factor. could see gusts of 23 hours by noon today. and by sunday it will still be windy. especially for you, boston. could see wind gusts of 15 miles an hour. >> all right. we'll be ready for the snowmobiling season. a wichita, kansas, man is jailed on terror charges. the feds say terry planned a suicide attack at wichita
airport. >> cnn's joe johnson is on the story this morning. joe, good morning. >> reporter: christi and victor, the fbi said he got set up by a pair of undercover fbi agents. he thought he was about to detonate a car bomb, but when he tried to enter the airport with a vehicle, he was arrested. the guy is apparently a practicing muslim. he works at wichita airport and he's charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction, a car bomb. and according to court documents the fbi says he had an online chat with someone and wanted to engage in violent acts on behalf of al qaeda. the employee offered to introduce him to someone who would help him. they met him when he tried to
enter the airport gate with a security pass. he thought he had explosives but they were not angtive. these so-called terrorist cases have become controversial lately. the question is whether it makes sense to go after individuals with terror plans. the fbi has said many times since 911 they have switched to prevention terrorism. this is the case that shows how far they will go to do it. all right. so guess what. >> the jackpot then was more than 400 million. was there a winner? we'll tell you next on "new day" saturday. [ bettina ] my dentist said to me that i had acid erosion.
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yeah, according to a new report, that's what happened to bob levison. >> and this morning there are new questions about why he was in iran and how much the government knew about it. >> please help me get home. >> this is robert levinson pleading with washington for help three years after he disappeared in iran. >> 33 years of service to the united states deserves something. please help me. >> he hasn't been scene or heard from since. now new information when he went missing he was working undercover if for the cia, a point the agency and white house have publicly denied for years and today refused to confirm. though carefully. >> bob levinson was not a u.s. government employee when he went missing in iran.
>> however, documents and e-mails first reported detailed the cia's connection to levinson's 2007 trip to iran's island. it was a rogue operation, spying on hezbollah. outing him, in effect, as a spy has heightened concerns for his safety. but afteren sev seven years of imprisonment, iran has never acknowledged holding levinson. asked about him in september, the president said he didn't know his name. >> translator: first you mention a person i've never heard of. mr. levinson, we don't know where he is, who he is. >> reporter: u.s. officials continue to raise the case with tehran at every level. >> i've raised it with iranians in our discussions and we
continue to seek his return to the united states. >> security questions raising questions about whether this was an intelligence operation gone too far. in particular, sending someone with a known past into the fbi into such unfriendly territory as iran doubts that robert should have been there in the first place. >> jim, thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> so here's the answer to the question we asked a few minutes ago. nobody won last night's megamillions. which means on tuesday somebody has a shot of winning $550 million. >> the first number is 27. that's followed by 26. up next we have 24. the next number is 19 and your final white ball for this friday evening is 70. now for the megaball. tonight's megaball number is 12.
>> all right. well, there are the winning numbers. however, nobody won them. so for this next drawing, listen to this, your chances of being killed by an asteroid or a comet are a thousand times better than your chances of winning the jack pot. well, that's not very hopeful. come on. let's be more hopeful than that. >> at the start of the day even. >> i know. >> there's a 1 in 15 chance of winning something. even if it's just a few bucks. so the drawing is tuesday. we're going to talk to somebody from the lottery. she's going to talk about what else you can win. >> half a billion dollars would be so nice. jameis winston was a force to be reckoned with. >> off the the field he feels accused of sexual assault. a lot of people are wondering will that affect his chance of winning the top award in college football. (vo) you are a business pro.
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alabama football fans take a deep breath and relax. nick sahan isn't going anywhere. the university of texas was rumored to be lusting after him. next year he will be at alabama trying to win a fourth title in six years. >> breathe easy. exha exhale. so now we know there's one more big question in college football. >> will florida state quarterback jameis winston win the heisman award. or the sexual assault accusation? will that keep voters from choosing him? joe carter is here with your
bleacher report? >> i i this jameis winston wins the award. he's the best player in the best team. he's put up unbelievable numbers. every heisman voters, and there's over 800 of them, are struggling with the fact this is an award that is supposed to be the given to a player that exhibits excellence with integrity, that's where many, i think jameis winston doesn't fall into the category give tennessee fact that yesterday we saw the accuser's attorney make a very strong case during a press conference that this case, the sexual assault case should be reopened. she presents a laundry list of reasons why this case should be reopened and the civil suit will be followed if the case doesn't reopen. while jameis winston is excellent on the football field, many questions still remain, even though he was cleared of all charges off the field. >> if we look back over the last, say, 13 years, 11
recipients have been quarterbacks. is this a quarterback's award? >> absolutely. we've seen one defensive player win it. one. just one. we saw a running back win it a couple of years ago. but it's a quarterback's award. and the the reason why is because it's a numbers game. the quarterbacks put up the sexiest numbers. it's typically a quarterback award. it's always a quarterback award. we love the quarterback in nfl and college. but that doesn't mean the quarterback or the heisman award winner will go to a successful award winner. >> we look around. you have tawards. they're not considered the most outstanding or best college players. it's a travesty. it's a sham in many respects. i think a lot of people are looking for the next best thing.
when they're looking at the heisman, voters tell them this player is the next best thing. it goes to a lot of guys whether they're products of the system or good college players, it goes to guys that aren't potential for the nfl. >> i like that we shared the flops. a lot of the guys were great college players that didn't become great nfl players. we'll see what happens with tonight's award. we'll see who wins. we'll see how it translates out. he has the to play one year in college before he has a chance at the nfl. >> and we'll talk to you tomorrow morning. so a rapper's overthe top remarks. >> most people can agree it was over the top. now a police chief has a beef with kanye west. smoke? no, i'm good. ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette, you celebrate a little win.
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police say 18-year-old karl pierson shot and injured a 15-year-old girl. he then shot and killed himself. police believe he wanted to confront a faculty member, a librarian. that faculty member escaped safely. >> number two, oh bundle up today. we could see as much as 10 inches of snow in upstate new york and across to maine. wind gusts as high as 28 miles an hour in this area. so you have snow drifts to watch out for as well. buffalo, new york, already has two to three feet of snow on the ground and could see another foot by tomorrow night. the death of a woman banished from her hospital bed and later found dead in a stairwell, ruled an accident. 57-year-old lynn died from dehydration and complications from chronic alcoholism. she was discovered in october by
a california hospital employee 17 days after she went missing. >> that is bizarre. >> yeah. >> i think we're going to hear more about that one. also, number four, new york's florida university apologizing after telling 2,500 students yeah, you got into college. no, you really didn't. students got an e-mail saying congratulations. 500 of them were not accepted. the students got an e-mail later telling them about the mistake. >> can you imagine in? number five now, investors are worried the federal reserve will start tapering the stimulus program when it meets next week. let's call it a ho-hum week for stocks. the dow was down a percent and a half on the week or the year.
>> but no visitors yesterday. >> not a single one. >> nobody is waking up richer. nobody won the megamillions. here are the numbers. we tell you the numbers, even though nobody matched them. not a whole lot of money. it was a 200% return on the dollar. jennifer is with us now. and listen, you spent a buck. you went home with more money than you left with. >> i did. i got my ticket right here. it's friday 13th. right not see if i can win? better than nothing. a lot of people didn't get anything. didn't get the big jack pot. it's not too bad. take ha look at the numbers again. >> here again. our first number tonight is 27
followed by 26. up next we have 24. the next number is 19. the final number is 70. now tonight's megaball number is 12. 26, 24, 19, 70 and 12. >> so if you're still looking for for numbers this morning. a lot of people wondering, wishing they had won that big jack pot. the good news it could roll over. >> it always seems to change. >> it jumped up yesterday. it was jumped up to $425 million. by tuesday's drawing you have a chance to jump up again. you can see people were lining up for tickets all over the doesn't yesterday. >> and if you win the five numbers, you do everything, too. >> that's the second place prize. you get a million dollars. >> it's nothing to sneeze at.
18.1 and 18.5 million. you have a chance of doing a lot of other things before winning the megamillions. one thing is winning the lottery. 1 in 259 million chance to get the big megamillions. the big jack pot. a hole in one on a par three. my 85-year-old grandmother has done it twice in her life. pretty lucky there. to be struck by lightning. 1 in 10,000. and the odds of a shark attack. one in 11.5 million chances. the good news is for the people thinking about going back for tuesday, you have a 1 in 15 shot of winning something. why not go try? >> we need to move out of the next story. so many people are talking about it.
the police chief of brimville, ohio, calling at kanye west. >> after kanye told an interviewer he puts his life on the line for his shows like a police officer or soldier does. >> i'm just giving of my body on the stage. i'm putting my life at risk. that mountain goes really, really high. if i slip, you never know. i think about it. i think about my family. wow, this is like, you know, this is like being a police officer or something. or like war or something. you're literally going out to do your job every day knowing that something koulds happen. >> that's just like it. here's the mountain kanye is referring to in the clip. he encouraged the rapper to go ahead and join the military. when the taliban starts shooting at you perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. he went on with check yourself before you wreck yourself.
>> chief oliver is joining us on the phone now. >> i know you responded in sarcasm. but you were dead serious about this. what was the most offensive to you. >> to me the moegs offense i have comments were directed toward the military. i love my chosen profession. but i also understand that our military personnel are far more in harm's way than a lot of us are on a regular basis. # so i was more offended for the military. obviously i was as a professional police officer, too. but the military thing hit home with me. as i went on facebook and say all the responses to what kanye said and then responses to you, what have you been hearing? >> we've been busy answering the
phone and e-mails and messages. we have a pretty active facebook page for two or three years. this one struck a nerve. i don't think anyone believes you can compare being a famous entertainer to being a military person who is deployed in a war. >> would it make a difference to you if kanye apologized. would you believe it if he did? >> you know i don't think it would make a difference. most people understand what is in your heart is what comes out of your mouth. it's okay to admit a mistake. and at this point, i mean, i understand where i -- i understand his opinion and where he is coming from. but i would leave it alone after
that. >> chief, i want this from a different angle. people who heard it originally made up his mind on his views from this electronic mountain. why get involved? i understand your feeling about the military. but kanye says outrageous things over the years and continues to say outrageous things. why did you feel it was your place to respond to an entertainer? >> we have a very active facebook page. anything relative to our commune or the profession in general, we talk about. we've had 80,000 or 90,000 people on the page for a long time now. we have all political spectrums. all religions. we banter back and forth and have good conversation. you mentioned the police.
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we're starting off this morning with a live look at an airport here in south africa. on this plane is the body of former south african president nelson mandela in route to his funeral tomorrow in his childhood home. we know that's where his home has become a museum there. and hisiy r buried. people who knew him will say good-bye. mandela died last week. he was 95 years old. >> this is part of the ten day ritual of burial that they have there. this is interesting to see.
we want to take you to other plac places. tensions are still really rising there. nick walsh is there. >> reporter: while the ukrainon president is sounding -- these i riot police are forming a barricade between an anti-government protest on the other side of that sign and what's happening now, pro-government is growing just a few hundred yards away. despite what people thought was a calming of the situation, christi. >> we appreciate it. let's go to seoul, south korea. where paula is following the accusations. paula? >> the very public humiliation, the execution of his uncle is
unprecedented in north korea. it is not a country used to airing the dirty laundry in public. experts believe it was a power struggle that he lost. it's not clear if the struggle with with himself or the military. one says this shows kim jung un to be weaker than previously thought as he felt the need to public h punish him so brutally. and millions are outraged after a court reinstated an 1800s law that makes homosexual sex a crime. >> reporter: christi, surprise and anger after the country's supreme court upheld a law deeming sex illegal. this overturns a 2009 judgment by a court that decriminalized
consensual sex. this statute from the times will live on. back to you, christi. >> thank you. we appreciate it. >> and finally to london where we're bundled up and watching prince harry become the first to ever reach the south pole. >> for the first time in history a member of the british royal family has reached the south pole. prince harry was joined by three teams, including 12 wounded service members to raise funds more fill tear charity. just how hostile was it? imagine walking or trekking 200 miles for two weeks in
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that's china's new spacecraft headed for the moon. it's supposed to land this morning. >> also known as the alarm clock that woke up a lot of people this morning. the rover that will be doing all the work. it's called jade. people in china got to vote on the the name. it will be on the moon for three months. let's move to mars now. really. moving to mars. it sounds like a sci-fi thriller. but it's on the verge of becoming a reality. >> possibly being the operative word there. this wik the mars one foundation announced they're moving forward to colonize the planet. more than 200,000 people have signed up in hopes of being selected as one of the first pioneers. >> the company said it will select four lucky people for a manned mission in 2025. there's one catch.
you can't come back. you got to go and just commit. let's bring in the author of a universe from nothing. why there is something rather than nothing. lawrence crouse joins us via skype from australia. >> it's nice to be back on cnn. >> first, let's talk about the 200,000 people or so who want to go to mars knowing that they cannot come back. would you consider living on mars? >> well, it's interesting. about four years ago i proposed a one-way trip to mars as the only economically viable way to do it. everyone i asked said they would do it. i think there's a difference between saying you would do it and deciding ultimately to do it. i was surprised how many people would be willing to spend the rest of their lives on mars.
i'm not convinced it's practical. by 2025 there's is still so many things you have to overcome. the radiation is not quite lethal. but you're not protected by the earth's atmosphere. you actually had to live underground. so when people find out exactly what it's like they may rethink it. and then mars, you would never be able able to go outside, except in a space suit. the average temperature is about 50 degrees below zero. so it's a little frosty. >> yeah, i would say so. but if it would happen in 11
years. a lot can happen in 11 years that may change their minds. i want to turn the page to something else. people are talking about china's first lunar rover is expected to land on the moon today. we were talking about that. how will that impact nasa's work? >> well, it's interest. in the 1960s. and in the cases of space, it's really national prestige. china is sending -- you know, i don't know how much new information they're going to get from the rover. but they're demonstrating the fact that they can do it. that may send a signal to nasa that they have to do a demonstration that they can do something. because human space travel. let me make this quite clear. it doesn't do much for science.
however, sending machines is a good idea. in fact, they'll do reasonable science on the move. we sent rovers to mars doing an incredible amount of science. whenever i see pictures from the rovers i feel like i'm on mars. so the nasa concentrate on sending machines. because it's a lot cheaper. and you can send a rover to mars for the cost of making a movie about sending bruce willis to mars. >> the technology is amazing. lawrence, great to talk with you about all of this. and we'll see if the list drops from 200,000 as the years go on. >> although, we did dash a lot of dreams of astronauts. young kid who want to be astronau astronauts. >> thank you, lawrence. we appreciate you being here. let's talk about the big news. america's epidemic of school
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midwest is moving east, and if you're in new york, in new england, you may see as much as 10 inches of snow. oh, ps, it's not even officially winter. the last person in the world what wants to listen to somebody talking to me while i fly across the country. >> that was the fcc chairman testifying on cell phones in the sky, it seems he's not the only one who thinks they're a bad idea. it may not be enough to stop fliers for asking, can you hear me now? your "new day" continues right now. >> we're so grateful for your company good to be with you. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. there's the shock and grief we have seen many times over the last several years. this time it's in colorado. actually again in colorado. parents, police, students all searching for answers.
>> on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the horrific newtown shootings there's been another tragedy. this one at arapaho high school in denver suburb there. police say 18-year-old student karl pierson entered the school with a shotgun. shots rang out. pierson is dead. another is in critical condition. >> let's go to casey wian. he's in there. they they they found a possible motive involving the librarian at the school. tell us about that. >> that's right, victor. they have four separate crime scenes they continue to look at. one is the school behind me. one is the car in which he lived.
they say he came to the school seeking revenge against a teacher. >> there's smoke. there's a fire in the library. >> chaos and confusion at colorado's arapaho high school as a gunman opens fire. >> i'm on the north side. i have a student down. shotgun shell on the ground. two shotgun shell on the ground. >> and this morning the suburban high school is still a crime scene. >> we do have one student down and they found shotgun shells. >> police say the gunman identified as 18-year-old karl pierson shot one student before taking his own life. >> it was pretty scary. there were two shots.
then we heard the screaming. >> police say pearson wanted revenge because of what police call a confrontation or disagreement. witnesses saw pierson enter the high school carrying a shotgun and making no attempt to hide it. pierson asked other students the whereabouts of a faculty member, accordingly the librarian and head of the debate team. when authorities heard that the student was asking for him, the teacher exited immediately. >> i found him. he was running military towards the building. i alerted everybody in the building. that's when i heard two big bangs. zbl in addition to the shotgun. authorities found two molotov cocktails inside the school. one was rendered safe. the other was detonated. >> that's why the deputies found
a large amount of smoke in the area. that was ignited immediately, prior to or during the shots being fired. >> authorities will be looking at school surveillance video. they are also searching pierson's car, his home and another he had access to. the shooting happened ten miles where he killed 12 students and one teacher before killing himself. >> my husband was a freshman at columbi columbine. he's freaking out. it's bringing back horrible memories. it's way too close to home. >> now, sheriffs are saying this could have been so much worse. because, as we mentioned in that report, he walked into this school with a shotgun two molotov cocktails, they say the reason that more people were not killed or injured is the quick
response of the law enforcement and the active shooter protocol by school officials. >> good heavens. >> casey wian in colorado for us. thank you. now after the newtown shooting, the nra created the national school shield program. this urges psychologicals to arm teachers a staff members, librarians and other members of the faculty. the director, former congressman told wolf blitzer the program has been successful. >> virtually every state has looked at school safety legislation and had it introduced. you had schools employ additional resources in terms of school resource officers and other protection. for the children. they've increased technology as well. so there is a safer response capability. >> all right. we want to talk to tom fuentes, a cnn law enforcement analyst in washington. tom, good morning to you.
we know the rural districts have and an arkansas plan was nixed by the state attorney general. what is the answer here? is the answer to arm teachers? >> i think it's a pretty stupid idea, frankly. according to the census bureau, there are 7.2 million teachers in the united states in over 100,000 elementary, high school and universities. the idea that you're going to arm 7.2 million people and somehow that's safer to have that many people running around in schools with guns. if you have a situation just like what happened yesterday, a person walks in with a shotgun, and you have a couple hundred faculty members pulling their guns out to look for the shooter, then the police arrive, you're going to end up with shooters -- with teachers being shot. i don't know how you make it easier on the police when you have that many people with that many guns running around inside
of a school. it's not sensible. it's not practical. it sounds good politically. >> let me for the sake of discussion here plea the other side of this conversation. wayne came out with the news conference where he said the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. and if you at the navy yard shootings, other school shootings, the sheriff says h he believes it was the threat of officers coming in that made this young man take his life and end this rampage. why is that wrong? >> he's leaving out one thing. another thing is bad guys that don't have gun ls. and that's the issue they want to avoid. not that everybody in the world has to arm themselves because we have a couple thousand psychotic
individuals guns. the ideas are not practical. they're not sensible. they keep coming up with them and manage to keep things status quo. >> is it practical to think bad guys won't get guns? >> more bad guys in the united states have them than anybody else in the world. nobody else is experiencing the number and the frequency of the shootings that we have in this country. so what is the difference between the united states? we have that many more deranged people in the country by percentage than other countries? i don't think so. it's the fact that everything from the mental health institutions, the policies, the checks that nobody wants to have before people are able to purchase a gun. all of that factors into just about anybody that wants to can arm themselves and do just about whatever they please, and the idea that you're going to try to arm 7.2 million teachers to reduce the threat to students is
ridiculous. >> tom fuentes, thanks for being part of the conversation. it's really several conversations going on here. it's about the guns. but also keeping the guns for getting into schools. we'll continue the conversation throughout the weekend and on cnn. today is the one-year an verse oi that shooting rampage at sandy hook elementary school. hundreds of people gathered. this was at a candle light vigil at washington national cathedral. they paid tribute to honor the shooting victims. 26 teachers and staff and children. 20 of them children. 6 of them adults were killed in that massacre. the shooter adam lanza killed his mother and took his own life. people in newtown have asked the media to give them privacy today. it's been understandably a difficult year.
we have reporters asking questions with mikes in their face. for that reason cnn and other national news organizations will not report from newtown today. >> certainly want to respect those feelings. >> now to other big story we're watching is affecting you. that's the weathers. the northeast is bracing for another blast of this wintery stiff. buffalo, new york, could see as much as ten inches of snow. a warning is in effect there. safety crews are getting snowplows ready to keep the streets clear for drivers. similar scenes paying out in the northern half of the country today. including chicago, which is where we find jennifer gray this morni morning. good to see you with the coat
and the full hat and scarf. >> we do have flurries. earlier it was a fine snow. chicago picked up about an inch, inch and a half overnight. and guys it is cold out here. we have our thermometer. temperatures are well below free free freezing. another inch or so possible throughout the day today. but guys this is just the beginning. we're expecting 22 states to be under winter storm watches or warnings throughout the day today and tomorrow. this storm system stretches about 1,000 miles east/west. tens of millions of people will be affected and chicago is just the beginning. we're tracking the storm and as we go throughout the day today already starting to see snow across the ohio valley in the northeast. washington, d.c., you are going to get rain mixed with an icy
mix later this morning. and then we see the snow fill in in places like new york city and boston throughout the afternoon today. boston, it could linger as you go overnight into sunday. so watches and warnings in effect. there's the hour by hour forecast as the rain continues to push east and the snow pushes out during the day on sunday. and guys, we could see three to five inches of snow around new york city. up to 8 inches around boston. and if that's not bad enough, we could see wind gusts up to 30 to 40 miles per hour in places like new york city and boston later today. >> just a full whiteout. and you get the winds and the snow. jennifer, thank you so much. stay warm. >> we'll try. >> i know. thank you. hey, coming up on "new day." i don't know if you're aware, the next time you fly, you amay be forced to pay more for it. >> airlines are raising their
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matter of fairness to consumers. before we hear from you. let's listen to something the chairman said earlier this week. here it is. >> i'm the last person in the world who wants to listen to somebody talking to me while i fly across the country. but we're the technical agency and we will make the technical rules that reflect the way the new technology works. >> okay. so you hear that, and you think, is this about the consumer, or is this about technology? mark, what do you say? >> well, it's about technology. so the bottom line is can you let the cell phone use take place in the airplanes? absolutely. pilots have had cell phones in their cabins for years. they know it's okay. they finally got around to ruling it's okay. now the other question is, do we want cell phones on airplanes? i know about you, victor. i don't want someone chatting up to me for a six-hour flight to
l.a. >> no. we don't allow people to use cell phones now. i don't people on the phone. even if the law allows for the cell phones to be used this planes, the airlines have to pay for the cell connections at high altitudes, and they're already struggling. is that going to happen? >> yes, if people will make to use their cell phones on the planes. if you want text and e-mail on your phone, you can do that right now with wi-fi. if there's wi-fi in the air, that case has been solved. if you want to make an air to ground call, they will charge you $3 to $4 a minutes to do that. that's discouraging unless there's an emergency. if you're on a 10-minute call, that's $40. you're not going to do it unless you have to. i don't think you'll see widespread usage. but that's what we're looking at. >> that's a good point to make. when we talk about people's finances. there's a budget deal in washington that's going to cost
travelers a little bit more as well. the agreement as we understand its would raise the tsa security charge to $11.20 for round trips. how does that work? would it be worthwhile for people to book their trips now? to try to save a few bucks? >> yes, first and foremost, if you book it now, get out ahead of the change, which is m coing in january, i believe. blo book it now. if not, you'll pay the extra fee. it's not a big fee. the problem with travel and tourism and taxes is the politicians can tax people. they're not voting in a particular area. if i go to new york and stay in a hotel, guess what, they're going to tax the hell out of me in a hotel for stuff in new york city. i can't vote against that nerms of the representatives in new york who say we're going to tax the travelers coming in. with the tsa fee, the number of
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that's dodge ram's farmer commercia commercial. >> that's my favorite ad of the year. it's two minutes long, but it's amazing. >> coming in at number seven with more than 18 million views and replayed in office buildings around the country is this one. >> guess what day it's? guess what day it is! huh, anybody? julie, guess what day it is. come on. i know you can hear me. >> mike, what day is it, mike? hump day. >> oh, you do that well, victor. >> thank you very much. i've heard it a few times. . they've got t-shirts. i hear when you go to the geico website on wednesday the little camel is there saying "guess what day it is." really well played. holiday ads do well. this one may want to make you
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teenager that opened fire. police say the 18-year-old karl pierson shot and injured a 15-year-old girl. police believe he wanted to confront a librarian at the school. that faculty member escaped safely. >> number, two a police chase blue los angeles ended with gunshots and a driver in the hospital. a silver corvette dodged police for an hour and a half before it crashed into another car. police apparently shot the driver as he tried to escape. he was taken to ha local hospital. we have not been able to confirm his condition yet. >> number three, cnn confirmed the uss warship had to dodge a chinese ship in the south china sea to avoid a collision. the u.s. officials say the chinese ship peeled off from its group and deliberately barrelled towards the uss last friday.
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hammered. some parts of upstate new york could see more. >> most people know what they are getting into. >> the fellow that plowed our driveway said he had never seen this much snow. you have snow on the top of your head. what's it like where you are there? >> people are preparing for the snowstorm. we came here around 5:30 in the morning. resaw snowplows on the street from the moment it all started. also a low of snow spreaders on the street. for a while it was difficult for the cars to move around here.
that's certainly better. the folks here are trying to get things done early. we were at a place called billy's hair salon. there are people getting their hair done early because they're not sure how well they will be able to move around. are people going to be anyone to get out of their driveways? it appears folks are dealing with that right now. there is still going to be a lot of snow coming down from the skies today. all right. stay warm there. best of luck to you. thank you so much. let's put up some pictures we have here. these are pictures of the beginning of the procession. this is in south africa. a few moments ago we showed you images of the plane landing. the funeral is tomorrow.
you see the rolling hill there is. man dell ra mandela writes that he played in those hills. he's going to be buried in his childhood community. people who knew him throughout his life and world leaders there. the president of south africa is there as well. . we have full coverage on cnn. live look there at south africa. also today, wichita, kansas, man is jailed on terror charges. the feds say terry lohan planned a suicide attack at an airport where he worked as a technician. little did he know his partners were undercover fbi agents. and he planned to detonate a car bomb in the name of jihad. >> today's arrest, however,
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a teenager in texas will not go to prison after getting drunk and killing four people with his truck. >> that statement alone has a lot of people going "what?" . well, it worked. randi kaye is on the story. good morning to you, randi. >> reporter: good morning victor and christi. this story has so many people outraged. some are calling it the richie rich defense. if this teenager wasn't from a wealthy family, would he be in prison? critics say that's where he belong belongs. >> he got drunk and plowed down people in a drunken haze. why isn't he behind bars? keep in mind, he's 16. too young to legally drive with any alcohol in his system. and in this case, his blood
measured 0.24, three times the legal limit. eric boyles' wife and daughter were both killed. >> we had over 180 years of life taken. future life. not 180 years lived. 180 years future life taken. two were my wife and daughter. >> investigators say surveillance tape shows them stealing beer from a wal-mart store in june. then they got drunk at a party. leaving there couch gunned his pickup. going 70 miles per hour in a 40. just about 400 yards down the street, he slammed into these two, who stopped to help her fix a trial. a youth pastor was driving by and also stopped to help. all were killed. ethan couch was charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter and tried as a juvenile. in one of the most bizarre
defense strategies we've heard of. attorneys blame the boy's parents for his behavior that night all because of how they raised him. they testify that the boy suffered from something called a afluenza. he cited one example where couch then 15 caught in a pickup with a naked 14-year-old girl who was passed out. couch was never punished according to the psychologist. he also testified that couch was allowed to start drinking at a very early age. even drive when he was just 15. prosecutors fought for a 20-year sentence, but the defense argued couch needed treatment, not prison. the judge agreed and gave couch ten years probation plus time in alcohol rehab. no prison. she told the court she believes couch can be rehabilitated if he's away from his family and given the right treatment.
he'll likely end up at this pricey rehab center in newport beach, california. his father has agreed to pay the half a million dollars or so that it will cost. >> taking him away from his family and teaching him to be a responsible citizen, that's a consequence. >> a consequence? for killing four people? not even close, says this woman. whose daughter, brianna mitchell died in the crash. >> he'll be feeling the hand of god. definitely. he may think he's gotten away with something. but he hasn't gotten away with anything. >> ethan couch's defense lawyers argue this is the best solution. if prosecutors got their way and he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. he may have been able to get out in two years. this way, they say, he's under some type of supervision and probation for ten years instead of two. as you know, that is not over. a lot of people are talking
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hiring. the sketch comedy show hopes to add a black woman to the cast. here is a picture from the casting. one aspiring performer posted this online. "snl" has been hammered for the lack of adversity. keenan thompson is not going to play a black female until they hire a black female for the show. we will talk with a black comedianne who was a hit on sketch comedy television. we will talk to her about this and when it first started. >> we will do that later. also this morning, we are bringing you the most viewed ads of the year on youtube. we showed you five of them already. here is number five according to
adweek. >> so, how do you make the world believe your poop doesn't sting or the fact your poop doesn't smell at all? poo-pourri. >> wow! i have never seen this one. >> i haven't either. i heard it. >> poo-pourri. more than 20 million views. here to talk with us more is mike shields. digital editor for "adweek." let's check out number four before we get to you. >> oh! >> oh, the jeff gordon pepsi ad. more than 39 million views. mike, when you look at that, what is it that draws people into these? that one in particular. >> if you look at that one, that's really -- for a long
time, brands put their 30 seconds spots on youtube. you see some of the top ads from youtube or super bowl or typical tv spots. that is shot for the web entertainment. it is long. it's a lot more like something you would see on "saturday night live" than what you would expect from a brand. >> let's check out number three. it is called child of the '90s. >> life moved a little slower. discs were square. desktop holders had personality. extra storage space was a zipper away. >> so, 48 million views. i don't see what in this ad makes it so popular. i understood the appeal for all of the ones leading up to this. why is this a hit? >> that seems to touch an emotional chord. it is comedy or cute babies
dancing. that is a little bit puzzling to me. it struck an emotional chord with people. >> i think it takes them back. hungry, hungry hippos. >> i know we are getting closer to the most viewed ad of 2013. before that, let's show you number two on the countdown. >> i'm a forensic artist. i work for the san jose police department. >> i showed up to a place i've never been. there was a guy with a drafting board. >> we couldn't see them. they couldn't see us. >> oh, my gosh. a three-minute ad. more than 60 million views. you don't see the product or know what is advertised until the last ten seconds. why does this strategy work? >> dove has is established themselves around real beauty and women's body issues. that's a three-minute ad. it is something you would see at
sundance. it has a documentary feel. it strike an emotional chord. women are rough on themselves. that translates to a lot of women. you saw that take off this year. >> if you watch the ad, for people who have not seen it, the women go in and describe to the artist how they believe they look and appearance. someone who has looked at their first and describes them and they have to come back and look at what the artist drew on their description and the other person. it ends with you're more beautiful than you think. all right. number one. the most viewed ad on youtube, thanks for the drum roll. the ad with more than 66 million views. it will be dancing babies. i feel it! ♪ no we multiply ♪ ♪ anyone pressed >> this is the thing. dancing babies.
what is the ad for? anybody remember? bottled water. okay. talk to us about the brands? you know, how they are embracing the power of the internet. you would not buy three minutes of television for one ad. is this the new way of the future for ads? is it really working? are they selling bottled water with this? >> that's a great question. i don't know it is translating into water moving off the shelves. they stuck with the baby theme for a couple of years in a row. i think my conclusion is extreme cuteness is viral. it translates well. youtube is a social network. people want to instantly share this and plug it in. it is global. something like this plays well in brazil and sweden. it is not something you get outside of the united states. i roll my eyes of the idea of the brands or publishers are talking about coke ads instead
of "breaking bad." you see it is a real creative environment for companies. brands are entertaining us. >> yeah. throw dancing babies in. mike shields with "adweek." it was good fun. i'm surprised my rooster ad with the mercedes benz ad didn't make it. >> my kids make me play that all the time. >> i'm sure at least a few hundred views. >> no kidding. we'll be right back. stay with us. we own the paper c. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can.
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♪ oh, this is going to be the good life ♪ >> time for the good stuff. you know what the music means. >> part of the show where we feature the good news out there. first up, this is a 9-year-old boy who decided someone else deserved his trophy more than he did. >> we can learn so much from kids. joshua and his friend are top swimmers in florida. reese has been in the hospital with a bone infection. when josh won first place, he brought the trophy to the hospital and gave it to his rival. good sportsman ship. josh, good for you. >> i know reese's dad. he was a director when i was working there in florida. i hope he feels better. >> how is he doing? >> not as well as his parents like. we will stay on top of that. thanks for starting your morning with us. >> the next hour of your "new
day" starts right now. >> he was kind of running side to side military style. when i saw that, i double looked to see if there was a gun. there was a shotgun. >> just one year after the sandy hook school shooting, a student targeting a faculty member opens fire in a colorado high school. the suspect, the motive and investigation ahead. i don't know how many days now. in fact, the fellow that plowed our driveway, he said i have never seen this much snow. >> if your teeth are chattering in the northeast, brace yourself. it is about to get colder. a snowstorm is coming in parts of new york and new england could get up to 10 inches. i had to cancel. i don't agree with the way they treat their animals. it wasn't that hard for me to cancel.
>> willie nelson and bare naked ladies are a couple that canceled their shows at seaworld because of the way it treats its animals. your "new day" starts right now. one of the lazy saturday mornings for you. i'm christi paul. we are glad to have you. >> i'm victor blackwell. 8:00 on the east coast. 5:00 out west. this is "new day." the nation is marking the one-year anniversary of that tragic shooting in newtown, connecticut, sandy hook. now dealing with the aftermath of another school shooting in colorado in the city of centennial. police and parents and students asking the one question after each shooting. why. >> why. >> police say this is what we know. we do know who was the suspect now. 18-year-old karl pierson, police say, opened fire at his high
school. this was in a denver suburb yesterday. he sought to confront a faculty member. that may be part of that why. >> a 15-year-old girl was shot, critically injured. when police got to the school, they found pierson dead on the ground. >> we have casey wian live for us in colorado. casey, i know police said pierson wanted to confront a librarian. do we know what that was about? >> reporter: we have information, christi and victor, about that according to sheriff's officers. the librarian is the coach of the school debate team. pierson was a member of the team. apparently there had been some disagreement or dispute between the two. that's why he came to the campus armed with a shotgun and two molotov cocktails. what investigators don't know now is why the 15-year-old girl who remains in critical condition in the hospital was
shot. there were initial reports, they say, that she confronted the shooter. they are not sure those reports are accurate. they are still investigating that. there are four separate crime scenes that investigators are looking at. this high school behind me, arapahoe high school, they are looking at the shooter's car and the house where he lived with his mother and his father's house. this investigation will continue throughout the weekend. christi and victor. >> we are expecting, of course, over the next few days, to hear more about what happened inside the school while this was going on. already we heard from some of the students standing outside of the school and crying, reliving what happened. what are they telling you? >> reporter: terrifying experience that these students recount. they talk about hearing the shots and the smoke from the molotov cocktail from one that ignited. the other did not ignite. let's hear what they had to say.
>> it was scary. there were two shots by my classroom. we heard the screaming. we dove for cover and our teacher locked the door and sat in the middle of my two best friends. we tried to stay calm. >> reporter: of course, something that came quickly to mind of the students, the parents, the faculty members, the columbine shooting that happened in 1999 not too far from here. >> casey wian, we appreciate your efforts today. thank you for the insight. >> let's bring in ninth grader whitney riley, she was at the shop at arapahoe high yesterday. we understand the difficult and horrible experience. before we get to questions about what happened, how are you this morning? >> i'm doing great.
thank you. how are you? >> doing well. you are surprisingly smiling after what happened yesterday. tell us where you were and when you first heard these gunshots. just describe what was going on. >> i was just coming back from my locker. i grabbed my computer case from there. i was just about to grab a chair when i heard something go off. it was just like a big bang. we didn't know what it was. we definitely paused for a second and asked what it was. then we heard two more bangs and we freaked out. >> when you say freaked out, what did you mean? what was your protocol? >> this girl screamed and we all ran to a small room that was in the room we were in. we kind of just hid in there and locked the door and stuffed ourselves in a small corner. >> was this a closet you were in or how many of you were in
there? >> there were six-to-eight of us in that closet. we were just crammed in one corner. there was a lot of stuff in that closet. >> what kind of conversations were you having in there and how did you know it was safe to come out? >> we were having conversations like some people were doubting if it was something and we were going to be okay and others were wondering what would happen. some of us were crying. the thing that noted us that we could get out is we heard screams outside of our door. we heard teachers saying get out. we need to go to king super across the street. run as fast as you can. we heard more screams. >> were you just in the closet for a couple of minutes? >> one more time? >> you were in the closet for a couple of minutes then? >> it was more like 10 or 15
minutes. we had stayed in there for a really long time. we heard the fire alarm go off. we heard someone say over the intercom it was not a drill. we heard police cars for a while. then we heard screaming of kids and they were all running out. we were hesitant to run out at first. we had run out by that time. >> whitney, can i ask you, did you know karl pierson, the suspect in this case? >> i did not know him. i didn't. >> okay. >> so, you are what? 15? ninth grade? 15 years old? >> yes, sir. >> you are not old enough to remember columbine, but when we heard a shooting at a high school in colorado, a lot of us immediately thought of 1999 and the shooting at columbine. have you been told about that and how much of a role does that play in every day life in high
schools there? do they use it to help you prepare for something like what happened yesterday? >> well, for me, i was told when i was younger when i went to deer creek middle school. i was told about the columbine shooting. we had done drills and we made sure it didn't happen again. we had a shooting at the middle school. i was well trained of what to do during a shooting. it made a big impact on us because we were quiet and we knew what to do and we had the procedures down. >> whitney, quickly, i understand you know the victim in this case. what can you tell us that you know today and about her so we know a bit about her. >> i don't know the victim too well.
i just know that there were two kids shot and i was really scared. >> okay. whitney, thank you. a ninth grader at arapahoe high school in centennial high school. thank you f thank you for speaking with us. there was one student who was shot in critical condition. she went through surgery overnight. there were reports early on there were two students shot. it was without being too graphic -- there were stains on the other girl. they thought she had been shot. she was nearby the one girl who we now know is in critical condition. the only person killed was the suspected shooter, karl pierson. we will get more on that throughout the morning with the searches his houses. his home and his father's home. >> and the car. a lot of work that investigators
have to do there. let's talk about the big story that is affecting you this morning. the weather. >> yes. >> first of all, it is brutally cold for such a huge swath of the country. this is in chicago and new york and boston. buffalo has 2 to 3 feet on the ground. that weather can be dangerous. springfield, missouri has had several accidents. safety crews are watching power lines to make sure they don't collect too much ice. then we have an interruption of power. jennifer gray is keeping an eye on all that weather from grant park in chicago this morning. i know, chicago, how cold is it first of all? >> reporter: oh, it is cold, christi. it is 30 degrees in chicago. we have a bit of a wind. it makes it feel colder. the snow is coming down.
the wee hours of the morning, we had the fine snow. then we started getting the big snow. we picked up about 1.5 inches of snow and almost 2 inches of snow. a winter weather advisory in effect. possibly 2 to 4 inches in the city. outside of the city, 4 to 6 inches. you mentioned the cold. it has been cold. temperatures at or below freezing here in chicago since december 7th and expected to stay that way until thursday. what you see on the ground is going to stay. there's your radar. you can see chicago is just the beginning. we are going to see this stretch about 1,000 miles. this is going to affect tens of thousands of people as we go through the next 24 to 48 hours. winter weather advisories and winter storm watches across the ohio valley and to the northeast. this is going to stick around throughout the day today and as we go through sunday as well. here is the hour-by-hour forecast.
the southeast will mainly get rain. from the washington, d.c. area all the way up to the northeast, this afternoon and into tonight, we will see snow. that's going to continue up through boston and then up into maine as we go through saturday and sunday afternoon. snowfall amounts, guys, could be 3 to 5 inches, maybe up to 7 around new york city and up to 8 inches of snow around boston and we're also talking about winds, christi and victor. we could see 30 to 40-mile-an-hour winds with the storm system. >> all right. stay warm up there. i bet it is beautiful with the christmas lights. go to michigan avenue, jennifer. i'm not going to tell you to spend anything. >> it is wonderful. >> a lot of people are getting into the spirit with the music and is snow. a little more than ten days from christmas. not everybody is feeling the spirit. it can be stressful. >> more for americans about to lose their unemployment benefits.
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the recession may be over, but it doesn't feel like that for anybody who is out of work out there. >> it sure doesn't. more than 1 million americans face a huge crisis when emergency unemployment benefits expire at the end of the month. cnn's tory dunnan spoke with one facing that fear. >> reporter: at 53, she lost her job in june after 20 years as a medical biller. now she is desperate. >> how many have you sent out? >> between 300 and 400. >> reporter: she is one of many americans receiving long-term unemployment. up to 99 weeks. >> we are asking for a helping hand to get a job. >> you are trying to? >> every day. probably 12 hours a day. >> reporter: president obama wanted lawmakers to extend them.
>> if members of congress don't act before they leave on vacations, 1.3 million americans will lose this lifeline. >> reporter: they are set to expire december 28th. >> i know i will survive. my son will survive. i won't have this home i worked hard for for eight years, but i worry more about my animals. they did not have a choice. >> reporter: in true washington form, it has become a political debate. >> it is at the level of immoral of the people who work hard and play by the rules and lose their job through no fault of their own. >> i support the unemployment benefits for the 26 weeks they are paid for. if you extend it beyond that, you do a disservice to the workers. >> the problem with that logic is that while it may apply pretty well in a healthy economy, it doesn't apply as well in an economy that is still very weak. >> reporter: strain says people on unemployment benefits stay
unemployed longer, but in a recession, it's different. >> if the benefits expire, they may conclude the job search is hopeless. >> reporter: something mary cary says she will be forced to turn to. >> are you ready to see me on the street begging for food? i know i'm not ready. my life's not over. i might have slowed down a bit, but i can be a contributing member of society. >> all right. tory dunnan joining us from washington. that tears you up seeing this woman who wants to get out there and work hard. we watch that. we put ourselves in her shoes and we feel for her. we see others and watch how this has an impact on the wider economy, tory.
>> reporter: those are hard stories to hear. the economists we talk to says extending benefits costs $25 billion. he says people do spend unemployment benefits. the money ultimately gets put back out in the economy. really they serve an effective anti-recession measure. the president said allowing the benefits to expire would be a drag on the country's economic growth. victor and christi, there are arguments for both sides. hearing stories like that tears you up. >> tory dunnan in washington for us. thank you. we'll be right back.
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no one matched. >> isn't that surprising? jennifer mayerle is with us. you bought a ticket. >> i did buy a ticket. i felt like i did not want to be one of the ones that did not buy and not have a shot at winning. no one won. this rolls over. >> how much do you think? >> $550 million. it was at 425. now we're talking $550 million. that is a cool chunk of change. we are looking toward next tuesday. that is when the next drawing is. this is the 21st time it rolled over from 425 and up to 550. it is the second largest meg millions jackpot in history. it is now the fourth largest jackpot in u.s. history. we're talking about a lot of money. the cash options on that. if you go on the $550 million and win it and the megaball,
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playing tuesday. >> no doubt. think about this. missing for seven years. a new report claims that american bob levinson was working on a rogue mission for the cia when he went missing in iran. >> we will talk to a former officer about the information that could damage one of the most secret and well respected agencies. first, christine romans has a preview of "your money." >> pull up a chair, christi and victor. you are invited with candy crowley and christiane amanpour and me with frank conversations with me. coming up at 9:30 eastern on an all new "your money."
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if you are running around this saturday morning, it is 8:30. we are grateful for your company. i'm christi paul. here are five things you need to know for your "new day." police are trying to figure out why an 18-year-old opened fire in the high school with a shotgun. police believe karl pierson wanted revenge on a teacher. investigators plan to home through the teenager's home and locker and high school to get answers. number two, a wichita, kansas man is in prison after planning an attack on the wichita airport. little it terry loewen know that the people he was talking to
were fbi agents. south africa preparing for the state funeral for nelson mandela. these are some of the latest pictures we are getting in of the plane carrying the nobel laureate's body. he arrived in eastern cape province today. mr. mandela will be buried at the village where he spent much of his childhood. iran's next astronaut is a monkey. iran's president says this is the second monkey its sent into space on a rocket and safely back to earth. his name is fargam. it means suspicious and luck. the state agency says the mission lasted 15 minutes and represents the latest test in sending humans in space. and number five. breaking news. china's spacecraft has landed on the moon. this makes china only the third
country to make a soft landing there. the rover that will be doing the work is called jade rabbit. it will be on the moon for three months studying the lunar crust. a bombshell in the intelligence agency. an american man who vanished in iran seven years ago was working for the cia. that is according to the washington post. this is bob levinson. he disappeared in 2007 during a trip to iran. now, for years, the u.s. government has described levinson as a private citizen on private business. according to the reports, levinson was working for a group of analysts who breached protocol and were not authorized to conduct spy operations. i want to bring in former cia officer mike baker.
he is joining us from boise, idaho. mike, good to have you. >> thank you. >> a lawyer for the levinson family says levinson was working undercover for the cia to dig up information on the iran nuke program and hezbollah. is that something the family would know? >> well, this story has, i suspect, a lot of layers at the end of the day. there's definitions here i think are important to point out. any intel service or any organization, whether it is ours or others around the world, willwil will occasionally come across people who travel for their jobs or whatever it may be. if you are in an organization, you will think that is interesting. will that person have a conversation about their travels? i don't know. i'm speculating. there is a lot of detail that is
not released and a lot of the news that is coming out about this is kind of reaching speculative point. so, i suspect that what we may have is a private citizen after he retired from the government, which makes him not a good candidate for being a cia agent. the agency doesn't hire former retired government officials as covert officers. >> you discount this story from the beginning because they were not hire a former fbi agent? >> exactly. you had a person working as a private investigator traveling around the world. you know, it appears as if maybe -- the indications are that he was following some leads from his own business. offered up the idea that he was going over there and, you know, if there was something off the
tracks here, it was a process. it was a process of saying, okay, we are or we are not interested in talking with you after the course of this trip. i'm speculating because we want to be careful how we discuss this. it is unhelpful for the story to have gotten out at this point or late date. seven years from his capture. >> let me read something about that. the associated press revealed details in 2010. this is what they published after holding it for many years. the ap is reporting the story now because nearly seven years after his disappearance, the efforts have come up empty. the government has not received any sign of life in three years. top u.s. officials, meanwhile, say his captors already know about his cia association. we have the information out there. do you think he, after it has been reported, do you think he is still alive? >> yeah, i think he is alive.
i think it's interesting that the ap would decide now is the time for them to jump into the foreign policy realm and release this information. i'm not sure i follow the logic. the government has been working extensively for seven years desk private the frustration. the family is frustrated. who wouldn't be? it doesn't mean the government is not working. the story is the iranian authorities, the previous -- ahmadinejad regime and how rouhani, i guess, according to the administration, is a modern individual and wants change -- the story is the iranians have held this man for seven years. that is the focus. >> the longest held american hostage in history. christiane amanpour had a conversation with rouhani in september. rouhani doesn't know his name or his where abouts.
former fbi agent mike baker, thank you for joining us. he talked about the family and understandably being upset. a source tells cnn that the cia has apologized to the family and paid out a $2.5 million settlement to avoid a lawsuit. that is coming from a source to cnn who has information about the investigation. >> all right. this story has a lot of people talking online. kanye and the police chief. the rapper spouts off about perils of his job and the police chief says hold on just a minute. we have the best of on "new day saturday." no matter how busy your morning you can always do something better for yourself.
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all right. the police chief of brimfield, ohio, is calling out kanye west. >> that is after kanye told an interviewer he puts his life on the line for his shows on stage just like a police officer or soldier does in their jobs. >> just giving my body on the stage and putting my life at risk. that mountain goes really, really high. if i slipped and i go, you never know. i think of my family. i think, wow, this is like being a police officer or something or like war. you literally going out to do your job every day and knowing that something happens. >> on a motorized mountain. here it is. this is from his "yeezus" tour. the police chief of brimfield wrote on his facebook page, go
ahead and join the military. when the taliban starts shooting at you, perhaps you could stand up and let the words flow. check yourself. >> we talked to the police chief and we asked what made him most offensive. >> to me, the most offensive comments were directed toward the military. i love my chosen profession, but i understand the military personnel are far more harm's way than a lot of us are on a regular basis. i was just more offended for our military. obviously, i was as a professional police officer, too, but the military thing just hit home with me. >> what has been the response to your letter, chief? as i went on facebook and i saw all of the responses to what kanye said and responses to you, what have you been hearing? >> we have been pretty busy answering the phone and e-mails
and messages. this wasn't the first time. we have a pretty active facebook page for two or three years. this struck a nerve, particularly. i don't believe anyone thinks you can compare being a famous entertainer to being a military person who is deployed in a war. >> would it make a difference to you if kanye apologized? would you believe it if he did? >> you know, i don't -- no, i don't think it would make any difference. i think most people understand what's in your heart is usually what comes out of your mouth. it's okay to walk things back later and admit you make a mistake. at this point, i understand his opinion and where he is coming from and i'll just leave it alone after that. >> wow. chief david oliver, brimfield, ohio, calling out kanye and
sharing his thoughts with cnn "new day." we asked for your tweets. they came flooding in. we have a few here. this from steve degregorio. you can say arrogant and irrelevant? >> then charles. i have made a request to websters to replace the word moron with kanye. i did have one guy who said, kanye will be kanye. get over it. >> another person tweeted me. i understand what he was saying, but nobody really took him literally. maybe kanye took himself. we don't know. keep them coming @newday or #newday. a lot of people take their kids to seaworld, but they are taking a hit.
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doesn't know what he is doing. he is killing because he is frustrated and he doesn't know how to -- he has no outlet for it. s>> joe rehman is the brand manager and contributor to our story. we have heart and reo speedwagon and joan jett sent this out. a cease and desist for them to stop playing "i love rock 'n' roll." >> victor, the one with the marketing has the best story wins. it is a shocking docdocumentary. it is well done. it fails to show the other side. saving thousands upon thousands of animals every year.
>> look, seaworld tells "time" magazine that "black fish" is inaccurate and exploits a tragedy which is the death of the trainer which we covered as well. i don't know there is anything that says there is anything inaccurate. there is nothing we have found that says that. do they need to prove that inaccuracy to make that point? >> they need to do more than that to emerge and seize the day. they really need to find their purpose. a purpose that serves society and themselves. it could be protecting and celebrating the seaworld. that protecting them. it suggests that maybe the animals they are featuring should be the ones that rehabilitated. then everyone wins. they can invite willie nelson back for a free willie concert. >> that was smart. >> he is a brand expert.
>> i want to switch to beyonce. she dropped a surprise album thursday into friday. huge sales. is this a genius move or a gimmick? >> no, this is a genius move. no less via instagram. instantly, the queen b has created this buzz around the world. a genius. >> i have it. $16. more than i ever spent. i said it many times. it seems like a lot. joey reiman. thanks. a lot of holiday shoppers turn to social media. >> it is changing the game how customer service deal was you, too. first, commitment, determination, pure talent. the recipe to become a sports legend. nobody knows that better than novak djokovic.
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>> even warlords and warlocks weren't safe from government spies. according to the latest round of documents released by former contractor cia edward snowden, british agents would spy on virtual gamers among some. it is where terrorists could communicate and hide in plain sight. there's that theory and this one. >> to me, that doesn't sound right. it sounds like nsa agents had to react quickly when caught playing "world of war craft." i have to save my game here. >> it sounds sadly realistic. >> yeah. moving on to customer service which may be taking a turn for the better. a recent nielson surveyed saying
more than half turn to social media. some 81% of twitter users expect a same day response to complaints. the social media shift could bring an end to the phone trees. press one for english. two for spanish. blah, blah, blah. >> you end up leaving a voicemail for someone. >> then they have to transfer you to another person. >> and you get hung up on. one for moms and dads. >> behold the app-tivity seat. it let's you attach your ipad so your child can watch videos. >> come on. >> i know. victor is not thrilled. clearly. the campaign for a commercial free childhood is asking fisher price to recall this thing. they say it is a niche product. they can only play for ten
minutes at a time. it is not meant to be educational. >> there is a complaint of kids spending too much time in front of the tv. if you teach them that this is fun. >> as a parent, i think you need to take a shower. moms and dads, are you with me? thanks for starting your morning with us. >> we have a lot ahead on "new day saturday" which continues right now. >> good morning. we're so glad to have you on board. i'm christi paul. >> i'm victor blackwell. it is 9:00 east coast and 6:00 a.m. west. the nation an marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting at sandy hook elementary in newtown. >> we are learning more about what may have sparked the latest
rampage, the one in colorado that happened yesterday. police say 18-year-old karl pierson went into his high school in suburban denver and opened fire. a 15-year-old girl was critically injured. when police rushed into the school, they found pierson dead on the floor. >> we have casey wian live from colorado. casey, you have information about what might have been the reason why this may have happened. the question everybody asks after a shooting like this happens. what have you learned about why? >> reporter: that's right, victor and christi. the reason he came armed to the school with the shotgun and two molotov cocktails, police say, is revenge against a teacher. a teacher who is also the coach of the debate team, of which pierson was a member. they are still trying to figure out why that 15-year-old girl, who remains in critical condition at a local hospital, was shot. >> school is on lockdown.
i'm not sure why. there's smoke. north side of the school. >> there's a fire in the library. >> reporter: chaos and confusion at arapahoe high school. >> i'm on the north side in the west parking lot. i have a student down. >> shotgun shell on the ground. >> i see two shotgun shells on the ground. >> reporter: the denver high school is still a crime scene. >> be advised at this time we have one student down and they have found shotgun shells. >> reporter: police say the gunman identified as 18-year-old karl pierson shot one student before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life. >> it was scary. there were two shots by my classroom. we heard this screaming. >> reporter: police say pierson appears to have been seeking revenge against a faculty member because of what police call a confrontation or disagreement. witnesses saw pierson enter
arapahoe high school carrying a shotgun and making no attempt to hide it. >> i saw him. he was kind of running military toward the building. i alerted everybody in the building. that's when i heard two big bangs. >> reporter: police say pierson asked other students about the whereabouts of a faculty member. >> a teacher heard this individual was asking for him, the teacher exited the school immediately. in my opinion, it was the most important tactical decision that could have been made. >> reporter: in addictin disadd to the shotgun, there were two molotov cocktails found. >> that was ignited either immediately prior to or during the shots being fired. >> reporter: as part of the investigation, authorities will be looking at school
surveillance video. they are also searching pierson's car and home and another home he had access to. the shooting happened ten miles from the 1999 columbine high school shooting where eric harris and dylan klebold shot several students and killed themselves. >> my husband was a student at columbine high school. it is way too close to home. >> reporter: you can see the cars in the parking lot of the school. left in the aftermath of the shooting. the students will get the cars in about an hour. the personal possessions and backpacks and other things, will take a while to retrieve those because the entire school remains a crime scene. victor and christi. >> casey wian, we appreciate the update from centennial,
colorado. thank you. >> this shooting bringing back the painful memories of newtown, connecticut. today is the first anniversary of the tragedy that took the lives of 26 people. in moments, the president and the first lady will remember the victims. we will have that live for you when this happens around 9:30 this morning eastern time. cnn's poppy harlow joins us from new york. the families in newtown have asked that the media not go to town. understandably that they don't want to have to relive the stories and everyone will grieve and everyone remembers the victims in their own way. >> reporter: that is right. this is the message they sent this week. they held the press conference on monday saying we need to heal in our own way. we are asking for this day and for the media trucks and cameras not to come. that is what the media is doing.
they are going through this and then yesterday, they had to see another school shooting. as you said, victor, adding to the pain. we heard from one of the pastors in newtown. matt crebin. he said newtown is cracked. we have been through a devastating experience. he said in the midst of the cracks, that brokenness, there is light. through the actions of kindness from neighbors and family and friends. that is the beauty we are seeing in newtown and how that community is coming together. some are fighting for tougher federal gun laws. we have seen sweeping changes to state legislation in connecticut and in colorado, but we have not seen changes to federal gun laws. some family members are fighting very hard for that. i was at a vigil in washington, d.c. on thursday for the newtown victims and all victims of gun violence. it was put on by the newtown
foundation and newtown action alliance. i talked to monty frank from the newtown action alliance and pastor mark sayler. they represent how many have come together to fight gun violence. i want you to take a listen to the message they are sending. >> what is the message that you both hope that this sends? >> i hope it sends a message we are united as in honor with action. the children that have fallen and we honor the dreams to have a better world. >> for you, monty? >> when americans look at the faces of the people on the stage, all those who have been lost to gun violence, i want them to see this is unacceptable. i want congress to see this is unacceptable. i want them to have the courage to move ahead with stronger gun
legislation so we don't have to honor another 30,000 gun victims. >> reporter: and you see the candles lit at the national cathedral. we will see the president and first lady light 26 candles before the moment of silence in honor of the victims of newtown. if you are sitting at home and wondering what you can do today, the people of newtown have asked for acts of kindness. whatever you can do to honor the lives lost. victor and christi. >> poppy harlow, we know that everyone will take a moment to remember where they were a year ago when they heard not just there was a shooting at a school, but when they heard the number and the ages of those children. stay with cnn right here. we will in less than 30 minutes have that moment of silence from the white house. president obama expected to pay tribute to the victims of sandy hook. president and first lady will
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live pictures here from chicago on the left. then you have mt. kisco on the right. some parts of the country are dealing with feet of snow. this is bad, but not as bad as others. >> let's start in chicago. the snow has been falling through the night, we understand, covering roads and keeping drivers on the lookout. those folks know what they're doing. this is part of the territory for them. jennifer gray is braving the cold in grant park this morning. what have you seen this morning? are people out and about? >> reporter: people are getting out and about. we had the snow plows out this morning. they have been working hard to
keep the roads clear. the snow has been coming down since the wee hours of the morning. we have about 1.5 inches to almost 2 inches in grant park. guys, it is cold. temperatures are 26 degrees here in the park. outside the city, temperatures around 31 degrees. below freezing for all of chicago. winter weather advisory in effect. we could see 2 to 4 inches of snow outside of the city. this is just the beginning. the huge snowstorm is pushing to the northeast for today. we are going to see anywhere from an inch of an icy mix in washington, d.c. we could see 3 to 5 inches and up to 7 possibly in new york city and up to 8 inches in boston, possibly. this will last today and push out by tomorrow. guys. >> jennifer gray, stay warm, have fun. start a snowball fight. thank you. of course, from chicago, we have to head to new york.
>> so snow has begun falling and people are getting ready for the storm that could dump nearly a foot before it wraps up. fred pleitgen is in mt. kisco. what do you have in upstate new york? >> reporter: the snow is coming down heavy here, guys. it started at 5:30 when it was still dark. it was a wet snow, almost rainy. it is a lot nicer to make sn snowqualm snowqualmsno snowballs here. the snow plows came out immediately after it started snowing. also vehicles spreading salt. they are making preparations. some stores are opening earlier. people are trying to get things done as early as possible because they know the weather is most probably going to get a lot
worse. we were able to speak to one store owner who owns a hair salon. he said people were actually making appointments to get things done because they did not know if they would be able to do it later on. let's listen in. >> i brought my boots with me in case it gets heavy. we start nice and early every saturday. we're prepared for whatever we can do. depends on the driveways. people who get out of their driveways and get in, it will be great. >> reporter: so the driveways are the big issue. the side roads, of course, as well, where a lot of the snow is piling up. as we have said, it has been snowing for a couple of hours here. people are coming to terms with it quite well. this is also that part of the country where this snow at some point later today or tomorrow, is going to turn into icy rain. then the conditions on the roads could get very, very ugly. very icy conditions and very difficult for people trying to drive around here guys. >> so the guy who owns the hair
salon says that people are rushing out so they can get their appointments now? they get their hair done so they can go sit in the house? >> if you have to get your hair colored, right, fred? you got to get it done. >> reporter: listen, you want to look good in the snow as well, don't you? not like me. i'm getting my hair dyed for free today. dyed white. you want to look good in the snow. some will have to put a hat on. people are coming early. some people moved their appointments from today to yesterday to get their hair done. who knows? maybe they have people coming over and they want to look good. >> it is the holidays. they have company. >> i keep my butt at home and do something different. i don't have that issue. fred pleitgen in upstate new york. thank you. >> i understand. we'll be right back. stick close. [ male announcer ] when your favorite food starts a fight, fight back fast with tums.
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live look at 26 candles. this is the map room at the white house. this is the one-year anniversary of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. president obama and first lady michelle obama will walk in and light the candles together and then observe a moment of silence. this is how the president and first lady are choosing to remember the tragic day, especially considering the request from the people who live in newtown, to try to keep the media away from the community so best not to go there and take all of the reporters who travel with the president to a community that is asking for privacy. this will be how the first family will honor those who were killed. >> and a lot of times, you know, a year goes by and we forget. this was the second deadliest mass shooting in u.s. history. you know, when you think about
the people in that town right now, and the fact they are asking for privacy, we get that. that's why we're not there. a lot of national media has chosen to stay away. we want to honor those children. 20 children and 6 adults killed. out of respect for them, we are honoring that today. we do want to share with you what some parents told our anderson cooper, some of the parents of the children that were lost. >> i was sure she was going to walk out. i did not understand the magnitude of the situation until 2:00 in the afternoon. >> i was at work and i was driving back. i'm calling her and asking for information. she said i don't have information. i said why am i getting better information off a.m. news radio than you. you're standing right there. >> i was about a mile from newtown when they came out and
said 20 children had been killed and 6 adults. it struck me. i was a mile from there. if i was on 84, i would run the car off the road. it was such a disturbing and disconcerting moment. >> a knock came and it was a police officer. i opened the door and it was a s.w.a.t. team. the s.w.a.t. team members grabbed a hand or two and we fled out the back of the school. >> kaitlin and her 15 first graders all survived. three of the five classrooms escaped unharmed that day. and the other two a different story. >> they finally said if you are in this room and you're waiting, there's -- you know. >> your loved one is not coming back. >> among the children and educators who died that day --
>> i think there's not a minute, not a second of any day, that goes by where somewhere in my head i'm thinking i don't have my daughter. she's gone. that's always in my head. >> it's every second of every day that she's not with me. >> literally days after we lost her, we said we have to do something. it is just in our nature. >> it may have been that very day. i remember asking why would somebody walk into this school and kill my child. i need to know that answer. i have to have that answer. >> do you think there is always a why? >> because we don't know the answer doesn't mean there isn't a cause. >> yeah. >> even before her funeral, her
parents set off on a mission to find answers. >> we can take what we learned and honor our day by doing something with it. >> we were faced with do you want to do something or do nothing? there was no question. >> oh, such strong people. we can all learn so much from these families. >> you can learn more about what they're doing. there's a full special honoring the children of newtown one year later. that is tonight at 8:00 p.m. >> we are expecting president obama and the first lady any moment to stop for a moment of silence. this is in the map room in the white house. you see 26 candles there. they will light them together to honor the 26 people who were killed, including the 20 it children. stay close. smoke?
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welcome back. we're expecting in just a moment, president obama and first lady michelle obama to walk into the map room and light the 26 candles in honor of the 20 children and 6 adults who were killed one year ago today in newtown, connecticut, at sandy hook elementary school. >> once they light the candles, they and us and the nation will take a moment of silence to honor the people who were killed, the 20 children and 6 adults, but their parents and families who have hunkered down in newtown today and said everybody just give us a moment and give us our space and let us
have this moment, this memory, this day, one year later, to ourselves. that's what we're doing. the thing is poppy harlow was there when it first happened. >> let's bring in poppy. there are moments from that period that we each remember. what stands out to me, is hearing the reading of what each child liked when you hear about who was killed. you hear the accomplishments. the 5-year-old who likes the color purple and who likes pancakes. poppy, you spoke with these families in the days as we watch the president and the first lady. >> reporter: this is the worst story i ever covered. being here today is even difficult. the wonderful thing about the people of newtown is the way that i saw them completely come together and support one another
and remember the beautiful things that all of their children and those six educators did. you know, i vividly remember the memorial that was built on the corner in sandy hook. angels hung on the tree as snow fell in newtown days before christmas. and the fact that this community said we will not be defined by the shooter. we will be defined by who we are and by the beautiful lives that were lost. i want to take a moment. let's pause and watch the president and first lady as they honor those victims.